Star Trek: The Next Generation: Companion

In September of 1987 — more than twenty years after the original Star Trek television show first aired — millions of Trek fans across the country sat down in front of their TV sets for the debut of an all-new series of Star Trek adventures. No expense had been spared in bringing this new show to life, yet even the most faithful of Trek fans had their doubts — could the magic of the original series be duplicated?

The answer to that question soon proved to be a resounding yes. Led by Captain Jean-Luc Picard (brilliantly portrayed by noted Shakespearean actor Patrick Stewart), Commander William Riker, and the android Lieutenant Commander Data, the U.S.S. Enterprise blazed a trail of understanding across a hostile galaxy. Guided by the vision of series creator Gene Roddenberry (who had also created the original show), Star Trek: The Next Generation brought to vivid life a future where cooperation and mutual understanding proved the key to solving humanity’s problems — and enabled galactic civilization to flourish.

Here at last is the official guide to the adventures of the U.S.S. Enterprise NCC 1701-D — a compendium of information including plot summaries and credits for each show, as well as fascinating behind-the-scenes glimpses into the Star Trek universe. You’ll see the genesis of the new series, and hear from the stars and production personnel responsible for its success. Illustrated with over one hundred fifty photographs (including at least one from every episode), this is the official reference guide to the latest chapter in the Star Trek legend — Star Trek: The Next Generation.